August 2, 2021
As the beginning of the first-year summer term and second-year fall term approach, our expectation is that instruction will return to Tuck’s traditional in-person format with both faculty and students back in the classroom – the intention to transition back to our distinct in-person learning community having been a core principle at Tuck since the onset of the pandemic.
We recognize that there may be a small number of students who may be unable to join us in-person during this transition period because of chronic health conditions, visa delays, or other extenuating and persistent circumstances that are beyond one’s control. These students can seek a formal accommodation for remote learning from the MBA Program Office, reviewed and granted in partnership with the Deans’ Office. If an accommodation is granted, it will provide for the student to attend classes online in real-time. There will be some elective courses for which accommodations will not be possible because of technology limitations in select classrooms.
Accommodations aside, student absences from class during academic year 2021 – 2022 will be handled according to the policy stated in Tuck Student Handbook and any additional class-specific policies communicated by faculty. As the world continues to confront a public health crisis, we do anticipate that faculty will be especially understanding of necessary absences related to student illnesses. And in the case of absences, there may or may not be an option to attend class remotely or view a recording of the missed section. This will depend upon the course, professor, and capabilities of the classroom.
We ask that those who anticipate needing an accommodation please inquire with the MBA Program Office at your earliest convenience.
Joe and Sally
Joe Hall, Senior Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning
Sally Jaeger, Associate Dean of the MBA Program
Dartmouth has formed a high-level task force to plan for and manage possible disruptions related to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, monitor federal and state recommendations, implement guidance, and communicate with our community.